CeJunkiescomEdwina is not like the other females of her time period She rides a book and spends her time decoding messa I received a copy of this book from the Goodreads First Reads ProgramI m not a huge fan of romance Books But I Enjoyed This Book Regardless but I njoyed this book regardless that Edwina s skill in cryptography was an interesting plot point I m uite interested in cryptography myself but sadly I lack Edwina s talent for itI liked that Edwina was not a typical romance heroine her insistence on being a modern woman was refreshing given that women in romance books are notoriously subservient Ashton was also an interesting character and not the cardboard cut out I The Fix expectedThe uality of writing was high the plot was compelling and there was plenty of character development Overall this was a solid book and I would recommend it to any fans of the genre and possibly a few people who aren t A Refined SeductionTHE CASANOVA CODE by Donna MacMeans is a delightful romance between a reformed rake and a blue stocking I loved the whole concept of the The Rake Patrol formed by the heroine and her three friends to stop gentlemen from seducing and ruining young womenWhen Edwina Hargrove comes face to face with her first rake she learns he s not what shexpected and finds herself falling under his spell Her modern ways and unusual pastimes riding a bicycle and deciphering coded messages set her apart from other women make her less desirable in the matrimonial market Though resigned to marry her father s clerk after meeting Casanova she finds herself longing for what she knows she can never haveAshton Trewelyn comes home from war a changed man both in body and in spirit Though he no longer wishes to waste his life in a meaningless pursuit of physical pleasure he has no idea of how to banish his Casanova reputation and gain the respect of the world and his father That is until Edwina bursts into "His Life And Turns "life and turns upside down Together they find a coded message that might just have political implications Her skill with ciphers and codes helps them discover the truth but can deciphering THE CASANOVA CODE win them their heart s desire The code word is SEXYEdwina Hargrove is a very modern woman for the Victorian ra She rides bicycles scandalous and longs for independence and adventure but the closest she ver comes is using her uncanny code breaking skills to decipher letters from her brothers and to decipher coded messages in the personal ads in the newspapers Until the day she decodes a message from one of the ton s most notorious rakes advertising for a good woman to draw into his debauchery Edwina along with her friends form The Rake Patrol to put paid to this cad s intentions Sage that has implications to the Crown and his family His only hope to unravel the mystery lies in the nigmatic Edwina's ability to recognize patterns Even as he leads her on a path of secret societies and risué temptations he discovers she arouses his jaded soul with temptations of her own Must they risk verything to decipher Casanova's cod.
Summary é PDF, DOC, TXT or Book ¹ Donna MacMeansA fun start to a new series by Donna MacMeans Edwina has always had a head for figuring out puzzles decoding secret messages and understanding patterns A secret code in the newspaper lead her to Casanova Ashton but he s not the man he used to be Ashton has returned injured from the war and wants to leave his wastrel life behind him He s ready to do some good but isn t sure how to change his life He finds Edwina intriguing and interesting and beautiful and isn T Uite Sure What uite sure what do with her Normally he would seduce and leave but he wants to spend time with Edwina learn about
her and possibly spend forever with her He just needs to convinceand possibly spend forever with her He just needs to convince that his intentions are true A really fun start to The Rake Patrol and I m xcited to try from Ms MacMeans Good read Originally posted at s the saying a tiger can t change his stripes but what if he doesI hadn t taken the time to open a book by Donna MacMeans until I nabbed a copy of The Casanova Code Let me say here and now I was so wrong to wait this long I snickered cheered and at times wanted to toss the book across the room Why Because I got so wrapped up in the characters I did I sat down to read this book planning to take in two maybe three chapters then get some other things done Before I knew it than an hour had gone by along with over half the tale The writing flowed so "well I was stuck fast in my seat needing to know what would happen next I felt like I was "I was stuck fast in my seat needing to know what would happen next I felt like I was there with them and couldn t get noughWhy would I want to throw the book if I liked it so much In very great book this being no The Casa Mono Cookbook exception there are times when the characters do things that seem odd As much as I wasn t sure I d like Ashton the hero I did I loved how hevolved through the story and grew into his own That said there were a few moments when he made choices I didn t agree with That s a good thing He kept the story lively Then there was Edwina There s a line Ashton s father says whatever happened to good old fashioned names like Mary or Rose That line really fit She wasn t an average girl She kept reminding veryone she was a modern woman I give her credit riding the bicycle free thinking in a time when women were xpected to wed and produce children she had it all Yes there were a couple of times neither I ll go into detail on as to not ruin the story where I wanted to shout why are you doing that and yet I understood I got great insight into the times they lived inThere was one detail threaded through the story that gave a new twist on the historical The Japanese Pillow Books Again I won t go into a lot of detail as to not ruin the story but these books were white hot A reader not xpecting a sexual topic within the story A refined gentleman age 25 of wealth and ducation seeks the acuaintance with a view to matrimony of a high minded kind hearted lady who prefers an vening of uiet conversation to the lively demands of society Edwina Hargrove knows that this gentleman was in fact Ashton Trewelyn a rake notorious for seducing the young and naive In fact five dece. Ight be taken aback by the theme of sexual object but be assured Ms MacMeans handled the story arc with flair It s a great addition and I liked itIf you want a book that will stick with you long after
last page this might be the book you re looking for I recommend it highly Loved this book not put downable from start to finish it had me Ashton and Edwinda are so good for ach other So well written the story flows and all the characters add so much to it can t wait for the next one An motionally satisfying story that lingers in your mind when you shut the book readers looking for a well written story with an innovative plot should open The Casanova Code and fall into itA young lady with a gift for cracking codes finds her skills have "use than playing games with family or decoding titillating messages in the "than playing games with family or decoding titillating messages in the columns A war hero finds that a reputation built up in his younger days lingers in society like a bad odor hindering any chance he has of a meaningful life Add family secrets political intrigue and some scandalous Japanese prints and you have a recipe for an njoyable afternoon read on your deck or at the beachMacMeans characters modern women living in an ra when riding a bicycle constituted a defiant act of independence promise us njoyable romps in her Rake Patrol series The first book in The Rake Patrol series Edwina Hargrove sees an ad advertising for a wife but she knows its really a ruse to attract decent women and bundle them off for scandalous purposes She also sees patterns and codes in the advertisements Anyway she and her fellow Rake Patrol are determine to stop Ashton Trewelyn from his dastardly deedsA fun witty little romp in the world of codes and secrets Not a lot of action may have lagged slightly at times but overall I found it njoyable I received this book in a goodreads first reads giveawayFirst I wanted to say that I ve never really been interested in romance novels but I just couldn t put this book down I stayed up until 5 AM reading it was that interesting Several parts were uite mysterious I kept trying to figure out who the mystery person was and what the codes could meanThe characters were likeable Sometimes the things Edwina did would irritate me She was always saying how she was a new modern woman but then she d revert back to some uiet housewife behavior for whatever reason I hated that a lot But otherwise I liked how independent she was and it was really cool that she knew how to uncover secret codes Plus I loved her nameOverall I d say it was a nice uick read I d definitely recommend it I can t wai A witty passionate historical romance that will capture your heart Taken from my review at Roman. Nt women have already been tricked and bundled off to the continent for scandalous purposes There was a way to thwart his scheme though by shadowing this devilishly handsome Casanova and warning his prey If only it were that simpleWounded and weary Ashton Trewelyn returns home to London from the King's Royal Rifles but soon discovers a coded mes.the last page